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    1. Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Brain?

      Feb. 22, 2016 -- There's welcome news for chocolate lovers: Eating chocolate regularly appears to improve mental skills. A study published in the journal Appetite found that people who ate chocolate at least once a week performed better at mental skills than those who ate chocolate less often. Resea

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    2. Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems to lead to improvements in functioning for patients, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 people in the United States who suff

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    3. Behavioral Therapy First for ADHD Treatment?

      Feb. 18, 2016 -- Behavioral therapy should be used before medication in treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. One paper found that children's ADHD problems improve faster when their first therapy is behavioral -- such as being taught basic

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    4. Stroke Survivors May Develop Seizures

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seizures are common in the years following a stroke, a new study found, with nearly one in six survivors requiring hospital care after a seizure. Researchers noted that the seizure rate following stroke was more than dou

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    5. Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Stave Off Stroke

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who regularly exercise and get a full night's sleep may have a relatively lower risk of suffering a stroke, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among almost 300,000 U.S. adults, those who routinely slept s

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    6. Home Post-Stroke Caregiving Tops $11K a Year

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The time spent caring for an older stroke survivor in the home totals about 22 hours a week, or more than $11,000 a year, a new study finds. Paying bills, shopping and traveling to and from doctor's visits adds up, say rese

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    7. Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Second Stroke: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) appears to protect people who've already had a stroke from suffering a second stroke, a new study finds. Along with standard treatment after a stroke -- including blood thinners,

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    8. Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Delirium?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium in hospitalized patients might be linked to common antibiotics more often than once believed, according to new research. Delirium -- mental confusion that may be paired with hallucinations and agitation -- is

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    9. Study: Get Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may be good for hospitalized stroke patients to be taken out of bed for frequent but short periods of movement, researchers report. The study authors from Australia looked at more than 2,100 patients in a hospital st

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    10. Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's just not enough good data to determine whether there's value in routinely screening all young children for autism, an influential panel of U.S. health experts said Tuesday. After considering current information, a

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